Results – Melaka Tour – 9th to 11th April 2013

2 Day Competiton – Ayer Keroh & Tiara Melaka – 9th & 10th April

Ayer Keroh – 9th April


All arrived on time at Ayer Keroh and we teed off at 1015 hrs. Pleasant conditions, tree lined course, and even crocodiles basking on the lake banks.!!   But the course is getting a little tired, with the second 9 also having very heavily sanded greens, which made putting a bit of a lottery. The scores reflected the challenges of the course on the day.

All participants bought prizes along to be distributed during the 2 days of the competition. Handicaps for the competition had been levelled and assessed, hopefully to give all a chance. 

Winner on the day was Bernard ocb from Kevin with 89 for 35 points, (Bottle of wine). 6th place Andrew 104, 27 points (bottle of wine) and 10th place was the very heavily favoured Ray , who as a result, scored 121 for 15 points….(box of balls). 


Mister Potato sponsorship signs were seen all over the golf course …. of course in the snack shop there were none to be found

Smiling now … maybe not later

Loose Cannons prepare to head off to 1st tee

Bernard takes on some fluids

Smiling Ted

Kevin as always smartly turned out for the big event

Erol blasts his drive off on the 1st

The Loose Cannons Southern Tour Team at Ayer Keroh Golf Course, Melaka

Vincent tees off on 1st hole

Glen putts looked on by caddy

An array of signs at a tee box with again a high emphasis on Mister Potato

The viking Hans heads off on the 1st

Glen prepares for the par 3 over water

Bernard overshoots the green but is dry

The beautiful scenery of Ayer Keroh

Bernard doing some gardening

Tip toe through the tulips with Glen

Glen and Bernard waiting on the tee box

Glen watches as Bernard’s ball heads to the jungle

Stuart’s ball lies in the rough … but not for long

Bernard assesses the situation

9th hole at Ayer Keroh

Bernard blasts off on the second 9

Glen drives on a tricky par 4 through a corridor of trees

Some of the greens on the back 9 were rather poor because of heavy sanding

Mister Potato continues his marketing campaign

An elevated view at one of the tee boxes as Bernard and Glen prepare to tee off

Glen moves a small “loose impediment”

The back 9 became a little boring and some of the holes were very similar

Gong time …. watched carefully by Mister Potato

Another heavily sanded green

Short par 3 close to finish

Glen recovers well from the rough

Bernard shows his prowess in the sand

Glen making his final push at the end of the round

A tricky shot close to a tree for Glen

Finishing hole at last

A well guarded green on par 3

Glen pitches up to yet another sanded green

View back down the par 3

Panorama view of par 3 hole

Dinner – 9th April 

For the evening’s frivolities, Andrew, who had meticulously planned the evening’s cuisine, deftly directed everyone to the planned restaurant, only to discover that the establishment did not allow or serve alcohol…!!  Very quickly we moved onto alternative location, where a good evening was had by all. Andrew was quickly renamed Nyonya Robinson” which I’m sure will stick for some time to come.

Andrew Robinson recommended the best Nyonya restaurant in Melaka for dinner …. unfortunately it was dry and didn’t even allow us to consume our own wine
Dejected Loose Cannon’s at the Amy Heritage Nyonya Restaurant realising there was no alcohol! By this stage Mr Robinson’s face was ashen gray at the prospect that he couldn’t consume his wine.

Dinner at a Chinese seafood restaurant after a failed attempt to eat at halal dry Nyonya restaurant. Mr Andrew Robinson now renamed “Nyonya Robinson”
After dinner some LC’s headed for some additional refreshments at Hard Rock Cafe

Tiara Melaka – 10th April

Tiara Melaka was in great shape – our golf not so


Teed off at 1015 hrs at Tiara, for the second day of the competition. The course was in excellent condition, the greens were as usual challenging, and everyone enjoyed their day’s golf, on an easier course. Scores were much better. 

The leaders, after the first day, in the third flight, were on the 18th with one of three possible winners. Kevin, as usual creeping quietly up, with Hans leading by 3 points, from Bernard. Then the drama…( see pic). Hans’s drive lodged between 2 trees, took a penalty shot, and then proceeded to put his next shot into the greenside bunker…and…. 

The winner on the day .. Bernard 84 for 39 points, (bottle of wine), Ray was 6th (bottle of wine), with Erol 10 th (bottle of wine). Ted P also had 84 which included 3 birdies, 5 pars and rather too many 3 and 4 putts…!!


Today’s sponsor is Hi-Rev

Glen blast off on 1st tee

Andrew complete with hangover tees off to clear the cobwebs

The leading group of 4 prepare for their final push in the 2 day competition

Andrew gets his head down and starts to play some great golf

Glenis about to hit this ball into a bunker and cause a small debate over the use of a rake

The greens were tricky and fast but played true

A short par 3 with trouble in front

Mister Potato again was out in full marketing force at Tiara Melaka

A great par 5 with the green over water – Stuart managed to put 2 balls in here
Andrew recovering from an awful tee shot

Some great water features on this course

We cannot get away from Mister Potato

Andrew heads for trouble on this difficult par 4

Sometimes it pays to “take time to smell the flowers”

The 9th hole

Par 3 over water

The group behind us in trouble in the water

An interesting hole with two options on how to head to the green – I chose the wrong option!

Glen plays cautiously which pays off

Glen heading home

Andrew is in full swing today and feeling better again

Andrew got into a little trouble on this hole from recollection
This is where Hans Berger’s ball ended up after his tee shot at the 18th hole!
Andrew throws up a lot of sand from his bunker shot – unfortunately the ball rolled back into the bunker

Panorama at Tiara Melaka

Final Results

Full aggregated results are attached for the 2 day comp.

1st place : Bernard 74 points. Trophy + Wine

2nd place : Kevin 73 points Box of balls

6th place : Ted 61 points ( ocb ) Vincent. A very professional looking golf cap

10th place Ray 51 points. Prize to next in line Erol / Glen

An excellent  Nyonya dinner (discovered by accident), at Bistro 1673 on Jonkers Street was thoroughly enjoyed by all, including the good band.


Loose Cannons Golf Day – Orna – 11th April


Normal Cannons game, handicaps and rules played at Orna GC. As at Ayer Keroh, the course and clubhouse were looking a little tired. The course was busy with touring Koreans, but we managed to tee off slightly early, but without the booked caddies. Bernard was suffering from the previous evening’s excesses and as a result gave everyone else a chance…

Jeff who has been vociferously complaining about his high handicap, during recent weeks, has at last corrected it….!! An excellent round of 91 for 48 points, resulted in a cut of 12, beating Andrew who had a 95 for 41 points . Cut 1. 

We were lucky with the weather for all 3 days. Everyone got on well together, all returned home safely , and a good time I believe was had by all. 


Panorama at Orna Golf Club

Getting ready at 1st hole on the east Course

Kevin immaculately turned out again for this outing

The Ozzies scowling at the poms

Jeff tees off on 1st hole, East Course
Panorama of 1st hole, East Course

Tricky greens again today

Ted shows how to hit a great shot from the bunker

The undulating fairways at Orna

Ted on the dance floor

Kevin hits a great shot out of the bunker – unfortunately it’s Stuart’s ball!

A great par 5 where almost everyone had trouble

Panorama of par 5

Decisions … go for green or play safe

Ted hits off on par 3 over water

9th hole, East course

9th hole, East Course

Island green par 3 on West Course

Kevin tees off on island green par 3

Everyone made the green and parred this hole

Kevin’s shorts need some vertical hold adjustment

Beautiful houses beside golf course

Ted coming to grips with his putting

Jeff continues his accumulation of points


Orna is a great design but needs a little more TLC

A blue kingfisher stands guard

Ted fluffs his drive

Jeff heads down the last hole on the West Course with over 40 points already in the bag

Panorama at Orna Golf Club


Results – Tasik Puteri Golf Club – 27th November 2012


It was another good turnout this week with 19 Cannons gracing Tasik Puteri. Compared with KGPA the week before, check-in was a breeze. The weather was good and we were all round without a hitch. 

The winner with 90 gross and 40 points (plus 3 bonus points) was Tony Morris.  Runner-up with
93 gross and 39 points (plus 3 bonus points) was Andrew Robinson. Tony is cut 4 adn Andrew is cut 1. Tony had the lowest gross with his 90 and Allan McNicoll brought up the rear with a gross 120.  

Despite their best efforts some players ended up in the sh*t!
Even the ‘green keeper’ wouldn’t touch that one!

Full  details follow:

1. Tony Morris – 90/40
2. Andrew Robinson – 93/39
3. Ray Funnell – 94/38
4. Barry Cousins – 102/36
5. Andre Holm – 94/36
6. Kevin Wiggins – 94/34
7. Peter Davies – 100/35
8. Glen Wombwell – 105/34
9. Hans Berger – 92/33
10. Jeff Pearce – 103/32
11. Vincent Vijayan – 106/31
12. Gordon Wingate – 98/30
13. Bernhard Romahn – 93/29
14. Raymond Keys – 102/27
15. Bob Simpson – 103/27
16. Dave Riggs – 109/24
17. Julian Hodson-Walker – 111/20
18. Frank Webster – 112/16
19. Allan McNicoll – 120/14

Vincent – Man with a mission!

After the game we had lunch at Restaurant Hin Chiong on the way back to the toll and it was excellent.

Are those prawns really worth US$50?

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Results – KGPA Golf Club – 20th November 2012


15 Cannons mustered for the weekly game at KGPA, a convenient venue that we had not played for some time. We had booked 4 flights for 8.30, the earliest time non-members can tee-off.  

The registration was a nightmare!! A rugby scrum at the desk which was manned by extremely inept and slow personnel.  Eventually getting ‘served’ I was asked to tear out the TP coupons from the 8 books proffered, to save time, said Doris No1.  So I did and then she disappeared only to be replaced by Doris No2 who told me the coupons were unacceptable as they had to tear them out of the books themselves! With my systolic blood pressure rising there was now a mini conference of Doris 1, 2 and 3.  And after some delay they said OK.  But Glens coupon was rejected as the bottom left hand corner of the coupon was missing!  So retrieving Glens book I tore out the missing corner and there was another mini Doris conference to confirm that this scrap of paper was indeed the missing corner?  Eventually approval was granted, by which time there were about a dozen others in the queue behind me. And then all the serial numbers on the coupons had to be carefully recorded on the flight chits.  And then all the assorted driving license, passports and so on for the remaining 7  Cannons had to be carefully added to the chits to obtain the ‘package rate’.  And then the whole lot had to be carefully fed into the computer……!!  Registration took 40 minutes, by which time flights were backed up on the starting blocks.  We got underway by 9.30 and finished some 5 hours later! On the positive side the weather was good and the course was in pretty fair nick considering the amount of rain of late. But it will be a long time before KGPA features again on the Cannons schedule.

13 of us made our way to the annexe for lunch – or was it high tea or early dinner?  Ray and Paul having had to rush off to important meetings.. The food was good when it arrived and a fair wack of beer/wine was knocked back.  Tony managed to have 2 meals – a mee mamak adn an unclaimed fish & ships.  And the germano-scandinavian axis tucked into hideous looking banana splits after their main course.

And then the plaintive cry went out…..’LISTEN UP!!’  And it was time to announce the winners.  Ray Funnell with 100 off the stick and 36 points edged Tony Morris, 95 off the stick for 36 points, OCB,  Well done Ray, you are cut 4 and Tony is cut 1. The lowest gross was Geoff McLaws with 86 and Allan McNicoll wrestled back the most golf played accolade with a solid 108. Full details as follows:

1. Ray Funnell – 100/36
2. Tony Morris – 95/36
3. Gordon Wingate – 95/33
4. Stuart Taylor – 98/33
5. Glen Wombwell – 106/33
6. Allan McNicoll – 108/33
7. Bernhard Romahn – 90/32
8. Kevin Wiggins – 95/32
9. Jeff Pearce – 101/32
10. Andrew Robinson – 100/31
11. Geoff McLaws – 86/30
12. Hans Berger – 96/28
13. Raymond Keys – 104/26
14. Paul Jeyaraj – DNF



Next Game – KGPA Golf Club – 20th November 2012


4 flights have been booked at KGPA for next Tuesday 20th November for an 8.30 am tee-off, (non-members cannot tee-off before that time). We play here as Tony Morris has requested for us to do so, and because we haven’t played here for a long time and because its near home for all of us. We will be playing the Lake and Forest 9’s.  Please have the exact money (RM130 pp) and please be there by 8.00 am latest.

After ablutions we will adjourn to the RSC Kiara Annexe for F&B. Please confirm your participation by return email to Andrew Robinson.

Results – Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Club – 14th November 2012


Cannons all.

A couple of weeks of exceptionally heavy rain in the Klang Valley left Bukit Kemuning very wet and barely playable. To make matters worse the Wednesday game was sandwiched between 2 public holidays (we don’t play on PH’s) which meant that a lot of KL folk had taken the week off and, with nearby Kota Permai reportedly closed because of the wet conditions, Bukit Kemuning was packed with 40 flights and progress was horribly slow.
The greens however were in surprisingly good and firm condition but the fairways were very wet and soft and the rough under water in many places leading to a lot of plugged and lost balls and some horrendous scores. But looking on the bright side, we got to play golf albeit in very hot and humid conditions and as usual, enjoyed ourselves. But the 5 hour plus round left some of us exhausted. It was too much for Barry who pulled up lame after 9.
The winner was Stuart Taylor with a remarkable 40 points and the runner-up was Geoff McLaws with 37 points. 
The lowest gross was 82 by Geoff McLaws and the most golf was played by Allan McNicoll with 120.
Stuart is cut 4 strokes and Geoff 1 stroke.
Lunch was taken at the club and was attended by everyone except Erol. A lot of amber nectar was drunk and RM20 a head was needed to top up the pot but a good time was had by all. It was with sadness that I took this opportunity to announce my retirement from the duties of convener and Andrew Robinson was duly coerced into the position of Loose Cannons Convener for the foreseeable future. Thank you and good luck Andrew. Hopefully I will be able to make the occasional game but will follow the activities of Loose Cannons with interest.
The Kitty stands at RM1202 and some of this will subsidise the Christmas Lunch at the Coliseum. Andrew will brief you on this.
My thanks to the Loose Cannons for their support over the past 9 years. I wish you all well. Our official 10th anniversary will be celebrated on or near the 6th January 2014.
Mike Smith



Results – Bukit Unggul Country Club – 6th November 2012


Just 11 Cannons mustered at Bukit Unggul in perfect weather for this weeks outing.  The course was in pretty good shape, considering the level of precipitation over the past few days.

Andre Holm ran out clear winner with 90 off the stick for 43 points.

Ray Funnell was runner-up with 98 for 37 points.  Andre is cut 7 and Ray is cut 1. Bernhard’s 88 was the lowest gross – a very odd round as he was out in 50 and back in 38!  And Stuart enjoyed (Editor’s note … no he didn’t!) the most golf….

Full details as follows:

1. Andre Holm – 90/43

2. Ray Funnell – 98/37

3. Bernhard Romahn – 88/36

4. Tony Morris – 94/34

5. Jeff Pearce – 99/33

6. Andrew Robinson – 97/31

7. Allan McNicol – 107/31

8. Erol Akinci – 104/30

9. Rick Brown – 106/30

10. Chee Wah – 108/25

11. Stuart Taylor – 111/23

Luncheon was taken at the club, with some very slow service for some….
Stuart and Rick waiting ages for their grub.



Results – Bukit Beruntung Golf & Country Club – 30th October 2012

Loose Cannons All,

Klaus called in sick so fourteen of us played Bkt Beruntung GCR yesterday and as a surprise we got to play the West instead of the East which we tested last week. The West was a different animal in comparison is it was more open, less soggy ie more run, more water and some patches of bare soil on the second nine fairways although the first nine had some very nice charming holes. In general though it could do with some grass cutting here and there as well as more sand in some of the bunkers. In comparison to all other courses we are playing it’s not a bad course at all, it’s more a matter of getting used to how to play it I think.

The food at the Garden Terrace was very good but it took a bit long to get it, but that’s how it may be when one order individual dishes.

This time Alan’s guest Chee Wah Tsang could come he claimed 24hcp which we accept, next time you play at 25, please feel welcome Chee Wah Tsang.

So how did it go, John had the highest and the lowest score 42 points (with four bonus points) respective 88 gross closely followed by me, John is cut 4, sorry no monthly trophy at hand lah. Second came Andre also 42 but with less points on the second nine, cut 1. Most golf was played by Alan H at 120 closely followed by Allan M. For the matter of stats only four players had below 30 points.


– Intake; kitty from last 126 (not 86 as stated in KGSAAS report), 12 x 110 non-member, 2 x 60 member, 50 extras from Glenn & Vincent = 1616

 Expenses; Green fee 1092, M&M 435, winner 50 = 1577

– Kitty; 39 Rm which is in the hands of Andrew now